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Caring for Llamas and Alpacas: A Health & Management Guide Spiral-bound – Jun 1996

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Assn; 2nd Revised edition edition (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962276820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962276828
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 23.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #248,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Steven Howcroft on Jan. 22 2006
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
The only other review for this book was rubbish. The book is the standard care of llamas book. It is a great help to a novice breeder or llama owner. You will still want more information when you are completed, but it forms the base information that you need.
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0 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joachim Pissarro on March 4 2004
Format: Spiral-bound
Many of the old guard llama breeders consider this to be the bible of llama care, however, us young turks consider this to be dated rubbish. Recent nutritional breakthroughs have revolutionized the field. whereas this book suggests the usual grains and vegetables for nutrients, we all know that one should feed llamas powerbars, health shakes and atkins friendl y wraps from subway. as well, llama exercize is not discussed enough. i highly recommend a regimented work out system, for example the Body By Jake routine popularized by the great 1990's informercials. for your sake, for your llama's sake, please do not purchase this book.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
A lama library "MUST HAVE" Sept. 23 2000
By J. Gwen Ingram - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is a MUST for every lay (non-veterinary or non-medical background) llama or alpaca owner. Clear and comprehensive information about basic llama health and care.
My only reservation in recommending this book is the outdated emphasis (by sheer volume of information) on how to make more llamas, which is neither appropriate for beginners nor an ethical activity considering the overabundance of cheap, grade, and crossbred llamas today. Likewise, the outdated misinformation about how young male llamas may grow up to misdirect their territorial aggression at humans (unhelpfully labeled "berserk" and attributed only to handled male crias in the book) may lead naive readers astray.
Buy this book for the terrific care and health information; look elsewhere for llama behavior and training information.
38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Boy am I glad I have this! Sept. 7 2000
By katy wegner - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
We own 2 llamas and don't have any other experience with livestock. This book has helped us many times. One time one of our llamas was shivering and sure enough, I looked up "shivering" and found out that llamas can get hypothermia! So followed some of the suggestions and came through that little excitement just fine. This book has lots of suggestions and illustrations and helps me know what to do for just about anything that comes up for our llama "boys".
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Fantastic - a lama owners bible to good herd health manageme Oct. 16 1997
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
We have used this book to spot healt problems, and as a guideline in every day care. The authors appear to have great knowledge regarding the care of lamas. The illustrations are precise. A must in every lama owners library.
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experts recommend June 14 2009
By Kathy - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
When we brought home our 3 miniature llamas, the experts advised that this was the "must have" book about llama care. It's the Dr. Spock llama manual, telling what to do when... I'm glad to have it.
Good reference material. Jan. 6 2012
By J. Etches - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I bought this book which was recommended to me by a Montana llama breeder. As I recently purchased 3 alpacas I need something to refer to, so that I don't have to trouble the vet or another breeder whenever I need any advice or information. The information and illustrations are clear for anyone to understand. Although it is not up-to-date I know its going to be a very valuable guide with a lot of commonsense tips.